Gradle plugin for generating ".tomcatplugin" artifact for Sysdeo Eclipse Tomcat Launcher Plugin
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Gradle plugin for generating ".tomcatplugin" artifact for the Sysdeo Eclipse Tomcat Launcher Plugin and the Uqbar successor version

Configuring DevLoader classpath manually is a pain. This plugin aims to make it easy by using information from your project dependencies.


In your build.gradle:

apply plugin: 'eclipse'
apply plugin: 'eclipse-tomcat'

buildscript {
    repositories {
        maven { url '' }
    dependencies {
        classpath 'com.anjlab:gradle-sysdeo-tomcat-plugin:1.0.3'

.tomcatplugin will be generated automatically when you run gradle eclipse on your project.


Configuration is done via eclipseTomcat closure.

Basic Settings


eclipseTomcat {
    rootDir "src/main/webapp"
    exportSource false
    reloadable true
    redirectLogger true
    updateXml true
    warLocation ""
    webPath "ROOT"


Usually you don't have to do anything special for configuring DevLoader classpath.

You may add custom classpath entries via includeClasspath property (which is a List of strings).

You can also exclude any existing classpath entries via excludeClasspath, by putting names of those entries there.

By default project will add your project's bin directory to classpath via includeClasspath.

Also if you have multimodule project, plugin will exclude JARs of your subprojects and include bin directories of all subprojects instead. Plugin expects that all your subprojects are also loaded to the same Eclipse workspace.

For example:

eclipseTomcat {
    //  This will exclude anjlab-tapestry-commons-x.y.z.jar
    excludeClasspath.addAll (["anjlab-tapestry-commons"])
    //  This will add output of 'anjlab-tapestry-commons' workspace project to classpath
    includeClasspath.addAll (["/anjlab-tapestry-commons/bin"])

Extra Information

eclipseTomcat {
    extraInfo {
        Loader(delegate: true)

extraInfo closure defines XML for Sysdeo's Extra Info property using groovy XML syntax. This piece of XML will be copied "as is" to the Tomcat context for your app.

For example the above snippet will generate this XML:

<Loader delegate="true" />

One possible usecase when you want to extend extraInfo is declaring JNDI resource (like JDBC DataSource) in the context of your application:

eclipseTomcat {
    extraInfo {
            name: "jdbc/dbName",
            type: "javax.sql.DataSource",
            auth: "Container",
            maxActive: "100", maxIdle: "30", maxWait: "10000",
            driverClassName: "org.postgresql.Driver",
            url: "jdbc:postgresql://localhost/dbName",
            username: System.getProperty(''))

        Loader(delegate: true)


Copyright 2013 AnjLab

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